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      Measles at the Intersection of Science and Society in Washington


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      August 29, 2019

      Thursday   6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

      10th Street & Constitution Ave, NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20013

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      Measles at the Intersection of Science and Society

      Join us as we look at measles outbreaks from a variety of perspectives on the disease, the vaccine, and the communities making decisions about their children's health. Experts from historical, cultural and medical fields will weave together the science of measles with the science of human behavior in a program that gives a balanced account of the challenges and approaches to managing the disease.

      At 5:30 PM, Mark Honigsbaum, medical historian, Department of Journalism, City University of London, will sign copies of his book, "The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria, and Hubris." Books will be available for purchase onsite.

      Featured Speakers:
      Sharon Kaufman, Ph.D., medical anthropologist, Department of Anthropology, History and Social Medicine at the University of California San Francisco

      Mark Honigsbaum, medical historian and journalist, and author of "The Pandemic Century: One Hundred Years of Panic, Hysteria and Hubris", School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Journalism, City University of London

      Dr. Stanley Plotkin, vaccine researcher, Emeritus Professor of the University of Pennsylvania, and Adjunct Professor of the Johns Hopkins University

      Cost: Free - Free, but registration is required.

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